(based on 28 passengers with 2 per room)
- Round Trip Air from San Francisco
- Breakfast and dinner daily at hotels and most lunches
- Transfer between airport and hotels
- English-speaking guide throughout the whole trip
- Baggage handling, hotel taxes & service charges
- Tips to driver, guide, hotels
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended, available at yoshertours.com. Click on travel tips)
- Gifts/personal expenses
- Visa for Turkey
- Beverages at Meals
Day 1-Monday, Apr 20: Leave USA.
Day 2-Tuesday, Apr 21: Athens. Arrive in Athens, meet and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3-Wednesday, Apr 22: Athens. Visit Parthenon, Temple of Erectheion, Mars Hill, Temple of Zeus, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Parliament and the Panathenian Stadium, Omonia Square, Syntagma Square Acropolis Museum and Plaka. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4-Thursday, Apr 23: DAthens – Corinth – Izmir. Depart from the hotel with luggage and drive to ancient Corinth. Visit the Fountain of Peirene, Temple of Apollo and the Bema. In the afternoon drive back to Athens and transfer to the airport for a short flight to İzmir. Visit Smyrna. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in İzmir.
Day 5-Friday, Apr 24: Izmir -Sardis – Philadelphia – Pamukkale. Visit Sardis, Artemis Temple, Roman Imperial Hall. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6-Saturday, Apr 25: Pammukale – Hierapolis – Colossai – Laodicea – Kuşadisi. Drive to Kuşadası for dinner and overnight.
Day 7-Sunday, Apr 26: Ephesus. Temple of Artemis, Celsus Library, Terrace Houses and Basilica of St. John. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kuşadası
Day 8-Monday, Apr 27: Kuşadası – Thyatira – Pergamon- Assos. Assos for dinner and overnight.
Day 9-Tuesday, Apr 28: Assos – Alexandria Troas –Troy – İstanbul. Then cross the straits of Dardanelles and drive to İstanbul for dinner and overnight.
Day 10-Wednesday, Apr 29: İstanbul. Visit the Chora Museum, Egyptian Spice Market. In the afternoon embark on a Private Boat for a cruise along the Bosphorus to enjoy the old wooden mansions of the Ottoman Turkish Aristocracy. Disembark and return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 11-Thursday, Apr 30: İstanbul: Hippodromes, Egyptian Obelisk, Church of St Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Covered Bazaar. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 12-Friday, May 1: Transfer to the airport for the flight back home.